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Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage

Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. The best way of starting International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. 

Taiwan’s politicians voted for a government-backed bill that would define a union between a same-sex couple as a marriage.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s Democratic Progressive Party successfully got this into law in a vote on Friday.

Ahead of the vote, Tsai tweeted:”Good morning #Taiwan. Today, we have a chance to make history & show the world that progressive values can take root in an East Asian society. Today, we can show the world that #LoveWins”

Taiwan’s Supreme Court had previously set a two-year deadline for the East Asian country to introduce legislation for same-sex marriage after ruling that defining marriage as being between only a man and a woman was unconstitutional.

Friday’s vote met the requirement a week before the supreme court’s May 24 deadline.

 

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